Conversations with Interesting Latter-day Saints from across Canada

Church Culture

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Part 2 of 2, John answers specific questions a Mormon might have about the Community of Christ.  Naturally there will be similarities between the two churches, and there are some major differences too.

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Today my guest is John Hamer.  John is a historian, specializing in the history of the Latter Day Saint movement. He is a past president of the John Whitmer Historical Association.  He is also a gifted cartographer, or in other words, he makes maps.  His maps have been used in many history books, and documentaries, including the Joseph Smith Papers. Continue reading

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In part 2 of this interview, Viola shares her perspective on the Plan of Salvation.  She also shares her thoughts on the principle of hope.  As Mormons, we are familiar with faith, hope, and charity (see 1 Cor. 13:13).  We try to exercise faith, and strive to treat others with charity.  But too often we overlook the “hope”.  What is hope?  Why is it so important?  How can we have it?  Viola shares her thoughts on this.

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I am glad to have been able to catch Viola Nabrotzky for this interview, just days before she relocated to the United States to get married.  She is a lawyer practicing family law, and has a background in social work.  She is a gifted gospel teacher, and student of the scriptures.  In Part 1 of this interview, Viola shares her experiences growing up, the impact of losing both of her parents as a teen, her mission, education, and her encounter with a very direct, yet inspired aunt.

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Beatrice Smuck, is the mother of Lynn Sellars, who is the mother of Sherry Pockett.  In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the historic Lorraine Chapel on Saturday July 26, 2014, Travis Fantina conducts this inter-generational interview with these three women of faith.  They share their memories of the construction of the building, and memories of service over the years in this building.

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Paul and Pamela Shuh are among the original members of the church in Kitchener who helped raise funds for, and personally construct the Lorriane Avenue Chapel.  In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of this historic building Continue reading

ICM_002_kristen_mckendry_300In Part 2, we focus more on the writing process.  Kristen explains the methods she uses for writing, some of which may be considered unorthodox by other authors.  Continue reading

ICM_002_kristen_mckendry_300Today my guest is LDS author and humourist Kristen McKendry.  Kristen’s books span many genres, including romance, murder mystery, biography, and historical fiction.  She has even written children’s books.  With such a ranging repertoire, Continue reading

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Part 2 of 2 – Understanding the Old Testament.

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As members of the Church study the Old Testament in this year’s Sunday School curriculum, we will encounter some messy and disturbing subject matter.  For example Continue reading